Virtually unchanged for 2008, the Volkswagen GTI is an ultra-performing machine in a small package. With a 200 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine, the GTI is extremely capable at quick speeds and features unique interior appointments too. Configured as a Hatchback and available with either two or four doors, the GTI comes equipped with either a 6-speed manual transmission or what’s known as a DSG (a Direct Shift Gearbox) available in 6-speeds. The GTI also features uniquely-colored tinted windows and high-density discharge headlights.Read more Read less
Both the VW Rabbit and the sporty GTI model see minor changes for 2008. The Rabbit's 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine now makes 170 horsepower, up 20 from last year, and tire pressure monitors are newly standard. The GTI gets revised suspension settings that reduce its ride height by nearly an inch. The Rabbit is now offered in a single trim level, called the S.
Convenient hatchback design; standard safety equipment; low price (Rabbit); performance and handling (GTI); fuel efficiency (GTI).
The 2008 Volkswagen Rabbit's standard five-cylinder engine is more torquey and responsive than many other rival four-cylinder engines, and the Rabbit offers a wealth of standard equipment, plus more safety features than most other cars in its price range. The GTI models bring perky performance and improved handling to the same practical hatchback body style.
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